The Kick About #2 ‘Metropolis’

My metropolis post is included here with some really interesting and wonderful interpretations of the word…take a look! And there’s a new challenge posted too.

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We were all surprised and delighted by the response to the first Kick About, with a whole range of work in a variety of media triggered by Max Ernst’s 1955 painting, Moon In A Bottle. We got sculptures and paintings both analogue and digital, drawings in pastel and in Sharpie Pen, animated loops, and even a verse or two of original poetry. The Kick About #1 also garnered interest from other creatives up for a bit of running around, which means this second edition is a veritable cornucopia of creativity.

This time out, our prompt was a single word: metropolis. When I look across this eclectic range of work, I’m reminded of another collection of cities – Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, a book in which Calvino describes an array of architectural marvels, all of them different, but all of them ultimately revealed to be expressions of the…

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16 responses to “The Kick About #2 ‘Metropolis’”

  1. Phil Cooper says :

    I loved your collages Kerfe, and I loved that the work was so diverse , it’s was great fun 😊

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  2. philgomm says :

    Thanks so much for the reblog, Kerfe – and many thanks for getting involved. I loved the fact you made your work only with what was available to you. I very much hope you’ll be joining us for a few more run-arounds over the coming weeks… “The Dance of the Happy Shades” … ?!?

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  3. calmkate says :

    wow all that tech savvy … amazing images of metropolis!

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  4. D. Wallace Peach says :

    What an interesting site! It took a while to load, but so enjoyable to read all those different pieces. Thanks for sharing! And a fascinating collage, Kerfe.

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  5. Dave Kingsbury says :

    Worthwhile and evocative collages, Kerfe – great to use found items in your temporary situation – very creative and inspiring of you …

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  6. robertawrites235681907 says :

    Thanks for sharing this fantastic link, Kerfe. So nice to see your artwork among all these inspiring pieces. I have followed all the artists on Instagram as I love to see their work and it inspires me too.

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  7. MErb says :

    As you said, the headlines have so much to say these days – and sadly the obituaries too are full – your collage is achingly beautiful. A great link too – I’ll be looking forward to the next prompt!

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